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PENNY HANUSZAK, CONSULTANT, Independent Stamping Up Demonstrator, http://pennyhanuszak.stampinup.net


Sunday, July 27, 2014

Bon Voyage Bicycle Trip

The Tour De France is wrapping up today and reminded me of my friend who's an avid bicyclist and fan.  I know she's going on an end-of-the-summer bicycle rally to the Interior of the Province, so I thought it would be nice to make a Bon Voyage card  for her.

In keeping with the real competition, I wanted my card to have a vintage European flair, so I chose rich dark colours for the layers and I needed just the right stamp set to achieve the old world look.  And, after searching through my stamp sets I chose Postage Due because of the French Script in the background and the beautiful bicycle image.  It seemed fitting.

Here's My Card: 
Ink:  Mossey Meadow and Hello Honey
Card Stock:  Crumb Cake, Mossey Meadow and Hello Honey
Stamps:  Postage Due and World Tour
Accessories:  Big Shot, Trimmer, Designer Frames Embossing Folder,  Beautifully Baroque, 3/4" circle punch, 1" and 1 1/4" square punches, Crumb Cake 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals and Adhesive.

Postage Due is a 4 piece stamp set that comes in Clear Mount (126397), Wood Mount (132064) and A Brush Stroke set for My Digital Studio.  It coordinates with the Postage Stamp Punch on page 222.

 How It Came Together:

The card base is a standard A2 size in Crumb Cake.  This was topped with a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Mossey Meadow cardstock.  I double embossed a 5 x 4" piece of Hello Honey cardstock with the Beautiful Baroque and Rectangular Designer Frames* Embossing folders and cut this piece down to 3 1/2" x 4".  From the remaining Hello Honey cardstock I  punched out three 1 1/4" square pieces and mounted three of the bicycle images with dimensionals on top of them.

** Although the Designer Frames Embossing folders have been retired, they've been replaced by some really cute ones called "Fun Frames".  Check them out on page 227 of the catalogue. 

These three portions of the bicycle were stamped on Crumb Cake cardstock and punched out with a 1" square punch.  The edges were sponged with Hello Honey ink and then they were mounted with dimensionals on a 1 1/4" piece of the embossed Hello Honey cardstock. 

The inside of the card was lined with a piece of 5" x 3 3/4" Crumb Cake cardstock that was stamped with the Bon Voyage stamp from the World Tour stamp set (retired.) I stamped the image again on Hello Honey and cut the  "Bon Voyage" from this piece and glued it onto the center of the stamped image, for some focal interest.  I also added a 1/4" piece of Mossey Meadow cardstock on the right hand side of the card.

I used two stamps from the World Tour and the Postage Due stamp for the Envelope details.  On the bottom left hand side of the card you can see the 3/4" circle - it was stamped on Crumb Cake and then punched out with the 3/4" circle punch and added with dimensions to the card front.  The complete image of that stamp is also featured on the bottom left hand corner of the envelope.

So what do you think?  Do you like this card?  If so leave me a comment and let me know what you like most about it.  Thanks for dropping by.

Happy Stamping!
Penny Tokens

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